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Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World

A great many things in our society today are fake. From news and marketing to science and politics, our world is filled with an extraordinary amount of lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages and propaganda.

The good thing though is that once you awaken to the deception, you can use it as a tool for raising your consciousness. The idea that virtually everything is fake can be empowering rather than depressing. Sure, we’ve all felt overwhelmed, sad, angry and impotent at times when we’ve seen just how easily our (mis)leaders can fool the masses with sophistry and empty rhetoric, but they’ve all been placed there to challenge us to wake up more quickly and fully, and reclaim our world.

Here’s my list of the top 40 pieces of fakery in our world today:

1. Fake News

Let’s begin with the MSM (Mainstream Media) and their “news”, which is essentially corporate infotainment. The MSM waters down the news and makes it entertaining to further distract people from things of real significance…

See all 40 items at Everything is Fake: Top 40 Pieces of Fakery in Our World | Wake Up World

How to Repeal the Tax Loophole That Allows Companies to Hide Their Profits in Offshore Accounts

More than a third of a century after Ronald Reagan led America down a costly and unnecessary path into extreme income and wealth inequality, the opportunity to restore broad prosperity is rising before us. This is a moment not for despair, but resolve—and hard work.

Income inequality has become so outrageous that even Republicans vying for their party’s presidential nomination are talking about it, though not their party’s role in creating it or any workable solutions. On television the talking heads wring their hands, saying, “If only we could afford the costs of digging ourselves out of the economic hell most Americans have been shoved into.”

Actually, America has an immense pool of money that can be put to work closing the nation’s extreme inequality gap. Doing so will also improve our health, longevity, level of education, and knowledge…

In effect Uncle Sam loans these companies their taxes at 0 percent interest and then pays them interest on the loan. If you could get a bank to do that for you when you buy a house, after three decades with no payments you would have enough money to pay the bank the deferred purchase price and enjoy three to four times the house’s price in cash.

Of course, no banker is dumb enough to give you that deal. But Congress gives it to multinationals like Apple and GE and to billionaires like Warren Buffett every day. So when their shareholder reports indicate that they paid a tiny percentage of their profits in taxes, they really made a profit and paid Uncle Sam a small fee on their profits from deferring payment.

Here’s the good news buried in that outrage: These huge corporate deferral accounts can be tapped to pay for investments that will move us away from extreme inequality, generate millions of new jobs, and create future wealth through basic research and improved infrastructure…

Read the entire article here: How to Repeal the Tax Loophole That Allows Companies to Hide Their Profits in Offshore Accounts

Confessions of an economic hitman – John Perkins

John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman and Hoodwinked, explains very clearly, directly and succinctly how a mafia-type organization rules the world.  Understanding their modus operandi, It becomes clear that their guidelines are opposite the Ten Commandments… “Thou shalt kill… Thou shalt steal… Thou shalt lie…” and so on down the line.

They dress nicely and they like to think of themselves as aristocracy, but they are not noble. They do not rule kindly and they don’t play fair.  Their tactics include targeted assassinations on one end of the spectrum and mass destruction of Earth’s resources and human and animal populations on the other. Their methods are often subtle and always covert. We here, at ThoughtCrime.net, discuss the various means they are currently using to destroy life, liberty and happiness for entire populations, including our own. They imagine this pleases their god.

Excerpts from John’s new book:

“This is what we EHMS, (economic hitmen), do best: we build a global empire. we are an elite group of men and women who utilize international financial organizations to foment conditions that make other nations subservient to the corporatocracy running our biggest corporations, our government and our banks. Like our counterparts in the mafia, EHMS provide favors. These take the form of loans to develop infrastructure, electric generating plants, highways, ports, airports, or industrial parks. a condition of such loans is that engineering and construction companies from our own country must build all these projects. in essence, most of the money never leaves the United States; it is simply transferred from banking offices in Washington to engineering offices in New York, Houston or San Francisco.”

“Despite the fact that the money is returned almost immediately to corporations who are members of the corporatocracy (the creditor), the recipient country is required to pay it all back, principle plus interest. if an EHM is completely successful, the loans are so large that the debtor is forced to default on its payments after a few years. When this happens, then like the mafia, we demand our own pound of flesh. This often includes one or more of the following: control over United Nations votes, the installation of military bases, or access to precious resources such as oil or the panama canal. of course, the debtor still owes us the money and another country is added to our global empire.”

See also, our own Kerth Barker’s books for a more intimate look at the subject of deadly extortion at KerthBarker.com

 

The James Holmes case

A fascinating, in-depth analysis of the Aurora, Colorado “Batman” shooting case. There is much mischief afoot in our fair world. Be sure to watch the part about his family background and his father’s career.

The James Holmes ConspiracyThe James Holmes Conspiracy is for those who do not believe the story being told by the government and media.

James Eagan Holmes is the suspected perpetrator of a mass shooting that occurred on July 20, 2012, at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting.

Several witness testimonies, news reports, theories and ideas behind the motives of the crime.

ALSO SEE: Norway Massacre: The Killer’s Mind and Massacre at Virginia Tech.

Topics discussed include the second suspect, weapons, police audio analysis, James Holmes education and bio, LIBOR scandal, MK Ultra, Project Gunrunner, and several other important elements. Several new pieces of evidence and testimonies all in one video.

Video of Troops Training for Martial Law in Fort Lauderdale

The clip shows armed troops arresting role players on the street before a column of prisoners are marched towards a mock internment facility. Black Hawk helicopters are also seen whizzing between buildings.

The exercise was accompanied by very little media coverage. A Sun-Sentinel report said that Broward County police would be “assisting members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces who are undergoing urban warfare training.”

The drill, which was held in locations the military refused to disclose beforehand, began on March 17 and ended on Friday. 200 military personnel from all four branches, Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy, took part in the exercise.

“The goal is to prepare participants in realistic, unfamiliar training conditions before they deploy for combat overseas,” states the report. Residents were advised ”not to be alarmed by the Black Hawk helicopters in the sky.”

Broward County also saw similar drills back in March 2014, when Navy SEALS practicing storming a university building from a helicopter.

Concerns continue to circulate that such drills are designed for dual purpose and are part of a plan to acclimate Americans to accept martial law in a time of national emergency. As we have exhaustively documented, the fact that preparations are being made to use the military during domestic unrest is manifestly provable.

Jade Helm, an upcoming military drill that will involve nine states, caused controversy after Texas and Utah were labeled “hostile” territory in documents related to the exercise.

As we reported earlier this week, the exercise will involve soldiers operating “undetected amongst civilian populations,” to see if they can infiltrate without being noticed.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/video-shows-troops-training-to-intern-citizens-in-fort-lauderdale.html

When these sheep-in-wolves-clothing are marching to their orders, will it occur to them how strangely convenient their training was, just in time for the collapse of the economy?

Real citizens aren’t afraid to think for themselves, whether in uniform or not.

Vital Video reprise: Autism: Made in the USA

This video is 5 years old and the rate of autism in the USA is now twice as high as it was then – 1 child in 50. The problem is more than a problem; it is a crime. The post will reveal how deep that rabbit hole goes. And there is much good information in the last half about how to restore the health of those stricken with autism. The body is resilient and can correct problems if it is given what it requires for optimal health. An interesting fact this movie points out is that autism was unknown before 1939, when three uses for mercury were “invented”.

The Federalization of Police and the Lucifer Effect

Who benefits from police militarization and steroid-fueled hyper-aggression? Who benefits from indoctrinating cops in tactics and an “us-vs-them” gang mentality that alienates them from their community?  It sure as hell isn’t the cops.  The deliberate creation of atrocity-inducing situations is a well-researched and well-worn means of orchestrating social control through division in prisons and on the battlefield.  Why is the federal government using such techniques not only in domestic police training but in attempting to manipulate the public reaction to it?  Is it paranoid to question whether they’re trying to create a dictatorship where everyone is too fearful to question orders, whether they’re cops or “civilians”?

The federalization of the police is not happening in a vacuum.  What we’re witnessing is the end game of the luciferians’ reaction to the 60’s rebellions, where for the first time domestic dissent became a serious impediment to conducting a bankster war.   The 60’s were followed by policy papers from elite think tanks, such as “The Crisis of Democracy” by Brzezinski’s Trilateral Commission, where the prescription for maintaining control was outlined in the planned destruction of the US middle class, and the first high level feelers into china implemented those recommendations by paving the way for the mass exodus of US jobs.

It’s appropriate that this is called the Lucifer Effect.  The irony is that much of the 60’s rebellion was a side effect of the CIA’s research and popularization of hallucinogens as a means of mind control.   (See the book “Acid Dreams”)

Anyway, the signs of the rising police state were already present by the mid-90s:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/misc.activism.progressive/hFt9uzBfyls/XEhTB1pXQjMJ

Welcome to LuciferEffect.org, official web site of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007). In this book, I summarize more than 30 years of research on factors that can create a “perfect storm” which leads good people to engage in evil actions. This transformation of human character is what I call the “Lucifer Effect,” named after God’s favorite angel, Lucifer, who fell from grace and ultimately became Satan.

Rather than providing a religious analysis, however, I offer a psychological account of how ordinary people sometimes turn evil and commit unspeakable acts. As part of this account, The Lucifer Effect tells, for the first time, the full story behind the Stanford Prison Experiment, a now-classic study I conducted in 1971. In that study, normal college students were randomly assigned to play the role of guard or inmate for two weeks in a simulated prison, yet the guards quickly became so brutal that the experiment had to be shut down after only six days.

How and why did this transformation take place, and what does it tell us about recent events such as the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuses in Iraq? Equally important, what does it say about the “nature of human nature,” and what does it suggest about effective ways to prevent such abuses in the future?

Please join me in a journey that the poet Milton might describe as making darkness visible. Although it is often hard to read about evil up close and personal, we must understand its causes in order to contain and transform it through wise decisions and innovative communal actions. Indeed, in my view, there is no more urgent task that faces us today.

 http://www.lucifereffect.com/